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Graham_of_Rainham
30th March 2016, 01:42 PM
Just because we all like a good rumor :cool:

http://cameratimes.org/olympus-25mm-f1-2-pro-lens-released-mid-2016/

birdboy
30th March 2016, 07:17 PM
Just because we all like a good rumor :cool:

http://cameratimes.org/olympus-25mm-f1-2-pro-lens-released-mid-2016/

More than 2x the light gathering capability hope the price is not twice as much as the 25mm 1.8. Does the market want fast primes = bulkier lenses, more expensive and more lens changes? Is this a subliminal attempt to keep loyal Oly users fit by making them use their feet to get the right framing.:D

Simon Bee
30th March 2016, 08:29 PM
hope the price is not twice as much as the 25mm 1.8.

If it does materialise I will be very surprised if it is not at least twice the price of the f1.8 , after all the 'Pro' lenses are built and engineered to a standard to keep/get the professional photographer on board. F1.2 lenses usually cost considerably more than an F1.4 and a 'heck of a lot more' than an f1.8.

The 25mm f1.8 is no slouch and will meet most enthusiasts needs, even many professionals. An F1.2 will be clearly aimed at the pro market and priced accordingly, not that Oly would turn away any 'well heeled' enthusiasts of course.

Kind regards, Simon

OM USer
30th March 2016, 09:08 PM
Don't forget to price in a turn around lens repair service.

David M
30th March 2016, 09:22 PM
Given the f/0.95 lenses that have been available for a couple of years this must be targeting users incapable of turning a focusing ring.

Ricoh
30th March 2016, 09:52 PM
Many complaints about noise at high ISO, so more light gathering should help. Will the punter pay the premium, that's the question.

pdk42
30th March 2016, 10:01 PM
I doubt we'll get much change from 800, so probably 3-4x the price of the f1.8. Seems a bit pointless to me. We already have two other 25s in the system, one an f1.4. A fast 17mm with AF would make more sense IMHO.

AMc
31st March 2016, 01:49 PM
Quite a crowded range already...

159 F1.7 25mm Panasonic
http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-panasonic-25mm-f1-7-lumix-g-asph-silver-lens-micro-four-thirds-fit/p1581406

279 F1.8 25mm Olympus
http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-olympus-25mm-f1-8-m-zuiko-digital-lens-silver/p1548235

379 F1.4 25mm Panasonic Leica
http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-panasonic-25mm-f1-4-leica-dg-micro-four-thirds-lens/p1526038

695 F0.95 25mm Voigtlander
http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-voigtlander-25mm-f0-95-nokton-ii-micro-four-thirds-lens/p1555530

I dread to think how much the Olympus F1.2 25mm will be!

paulcamcas
31st March 2016, 10:38 PM
Don't forget the 359 f0.95 25mm Mitakon SpeedMaster

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mitakon-ZY-Optics-SpeedMaster-25mm-f0-95-Micro-4-3-MFT-Mount-Lens-BMPCC-GH4-UK-/390976795994?_trksid=p2141725.m3641.l6368